Atletico Madrid played against Barcelona on December 1, 2019 at the Wanda Metropolitano. Barcelona were successful in clinching three points after Lionel Messi struck one past goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Barcelona are currently top of the table, with Real Madrid at the second place with equal points.
A major highlight of the match was Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone’s reaction to Lionel Messi’s goal. After Messi netted the ball in the 86th minute past Oblak, Simeone could do nothing but applaud the brilliance of the Argentine. Simeone is thought to be a huge admirer of Messi, and has openly expressed his affection for the Barcelona star.
Diego Simeone's side desperately needed a win against Barcelona, having won just once in their last six matches. The home team showed intent and started on the front foot, pressing Barcelona deep in their own half. Both the teams hit the woodwork while both the keepers were steadfast to keep the scoreline at 0-0.
The defeat against Barcelona means that Atletico Madrid are now sixth in LaLiga. Diego Simeone’s side have won just six games out of the total 15. They have drawn six games and lost twice. Atletico Madrid will play against Villareal on December 6, 2019 (December 7 according to IST).
Barcelona are top of the LaLiga table after the win against Atletico, with 32 points. They have won 10 matches, while losing thrice and drawing once. Barcelona will host RCD Mallorca on Saturday, December 7, 2019 (December 8 according to IST) in their next LaLiga clash.